The Tree and Farm Race is scheduled for Saturday, February 25, 2012. The Ship Cycling website has been updated to reflect the new route.
THIS IS SUPER GOOD STUFF!
I hope you’ll make a point of joining the boys and girls of Ship Cycling for this one. It’s our traditional way of warming up for the collegiate season.
As far as what it is…well, it’s race, but only sort of. There will be several race-and-regroup moments—meaning things will get fast, but we’ll wait at the next stop sign or whatever to make sure we have everyone together. The last 5-10 miles will be more earnestly race-like, and of course there will be the super awesome (homemade!) trophies for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places, as well as a special prize for the last placed finisher (the limp chicken award)…but ya gotta finish the whole thing to qualify.
The route is sort of complicated (see the map on the website), so I’ll have cue sheets to pass out when we start, but cue sheets are only helpful if you stay on the course—they’re not going to get you back if you need to bail early. So plan accordingly.
THIS IS JUST IN TWO WEEKS! RACING BEGINS IN JUST THREE WEEKS!
I hope you’re excited. I am!
(FYI, course pre-ride for Saturday BTOGS next week.)